Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Interview With Erin ~ Fresh 365

Good morning! Hope you've had a nice week so far. We're having lots of sun in the Seattle area and I'm clinging to every last bit of it. I love the Fall colors that are slowly appearing, though. I have a friend that lives in Maui who says they don't get much of an Autumn so I'm trying not to take the colorful leaves for granted.

Here's that interview with Erin from Fresh 365 that I promised yesterday. Her blog is a huge inspiration, focusing on healthy organic food choices and recipes. I also love a little section on her site that lets the reader know which foods are in season. I've always had such a hard time remembering that. ;) O.k., here's that interview! Enjoy getting to know the person behind this inspiring blog. :)

Vicki: Tell us a little about yourself, your background, your interests and talents

Erin: Vicki, thank you so much for having me on Simply Hue. I love your blog and interviews, and am honored to be a part! I began fresh 365 eight months ago as a way to catalog my recipes and experiment more with photography. I live outside Boston, which is where I was born and raised. And although I complain about the cold, I do love the seasons which give so much inspiration for new recipes. I graduated from New England School of Art and Design in ‘02 and have worked since worked as a designer in numerous fields. I love traveling and photography, and well, food.

Vicki: Are you a chef by profession?

Erin: No, actually, I am a graphic designer. I constantly seek a creative outlet and am not happy unless I am busy with a project or six. I love taking cooking classes and will hopefully be teaching one soon too!

Vicki: Have you always enjoyed cooking?

Erin: I don’t think I really became interested until after college when I began dating my (now) husband. It was easy to satisfy myself on ramen noodles (Did I mention I have a slight addiction to salt?) but dinner-for-two required something a bit more. I had often helped my mother in the kitchen growing up and knew the basic principles, so I just started reading recipes and experimenting.

Vicki: What's the most rewarding thing about what you do?

Erin: Friends often ask if I like cooking and I usually answer “I like eating”. It’s true, I love experimenting with different ingredients and tasting cuisine from different cultures. I get the most pleasure watching friends and family enjoy my recipes. Recently, it’s been great to hear feedback on the recipes I publish and connect with so many other creative people.

Vicki: ~ Do you have a favorite dessert recipe? Can you share it with us?

Erin:I love making crumbles with whatever fruit is in season. It is very simple and also perfect for a crowd. I often use this recipe, and just switch out the fruit.

Vicki: What are 3 things you would like people to know about you?

Erin: Oh gosh, that’s a tough one. How about 3 random food-related facts?

~ I was recently at a party where a guy brought curried goat’s brain.
~ I am pretty clumsy and make a mess when I cook. Which drives me crazy, because I like everything to be clean, clean, clean!
~ I have been a vegetarian for a few years, but still crave bacon. (See? It’s the salt addiction!)

Erin, thank you so much for telling us about yourself and Fresh 365. It really was a fun and interesting interview (bacon, huh?). ;)


  1. Thanks for introducing me to this great site! I already have several recipies picked out to try. And that photography is gorgeous :)

  2. Thanks again Vicki for the great questions! And yes, bacon :)

  3. oh, i love this blog. wow, i didn't realize how much i have in common with erin until now. :) great interview!

  4. Great interview! I love Erin's recipies and photography, she has such a lovely blog.

  5. I love fresh365! Tasty recipes and gorgeous photos! Wonderful interview!

  6. i am so inspired now to make something yummy for dinner! especially on a blustery day like today. what a treat.

  7. Whose your friend in Maui? I should meet her! ;) Great interview and that apple pie looks amazing!

  8. Hmmm.....I wonder who that could be, Rachel? ;) lol. Thanks for your comments for Erin. I'm sure she appreciates your feedback. Hope you're all enjoying your day today! xo

  9. i love fresh 365 and really enjoyed your interview. erin's recipes and photography are wonderful. thank you!

  10. What a beautiful blog & photography, it definitely puts me in the cooking mood!

  11. I adore Erin and all her wonderful recipe! This is such a great interview and thank you for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  13. Love fresh 365 and now I'm so excited to explore your blog.

    I've been a veg for nearly 20 years and STILL crave bacon. Mmmm salt. So good.

  14. Great interview Vicki!
    Whenever I need inspiration on what to make for dinner I visit Erin's site -her photographs make me hungry!!! Crumbles are my favorite dessert too!

  15. Great interview!! I am ALWAYS inspired by Erin, she is without a doubt one of the most talented people I have the pleasure of knowing!!! And thankfully, because she is married to my nephew I get to actually eat some of her wonderful recipes!! YUMMM!!!!! Love her!!!

  16. Yay, great interview! I'm a veggie so I'm happy to have another food blog to check out. I'm a fellow salt addict (but it's ok 'cause I've got low blood pressure) - I eat Quorn fake bacon to satisfy cravings :)

  17. I love Erin's blog - it inspires me to try to be more creative in the kitchen (something that doesn't really come naturally to me).

    Great interview!

  18. Thanks for your comments, everyone!

  19. Your blog just gets me in a great mood the first thing Monday! This is a great post, Vicki!


Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki